Our 5th RAS Zoom Talk was held on 6th July 2020. Mellow Yellow - locally produced cold pressed rapeseed oil. Robert Miles discussed the health benefits of cold pressed rapeseed oil with Northants farmer Duncan Farrington and talks about his environmentally and sustainable approach to farming. To view this talk, please click here
"North South East and West" - online presentation by Richard Adams
Travel with Richard Adams to see the Northern Lights at the Ice Hotel in Sweden, take a helicopter ride over Sydney Harbour, get on your bike in Beijing and marvel at the landscapes and wildlife in the Galapagos Islands. Society member Richard Adams has produced a video presenting a selection of video clips of trips he has made in recent years accompanied by a selection of lovely music. He thought this may be of interest to members, providing some light relief during Lockdown. You can access his presentation here
"Stilton - the aristocrat of cheeses"
On the 8th June 2020, Robert Miles took us through a lighthearted look at the history of Stilton and discussed the current production and success of our most famous local cheese. To view this talk, please click here
"Growing your 5 a day”! UK vegetable production - current successes and challenges.
On the 18th May 2020, Robert Miles was in conversation with Robin Buck on the farm scale production of a wide variety of crops in the East of England. To view this talk, please click here
"Much Happiness in Bhutan".
On the 6th May 2020, Allan Grey gave a talk on his trip to Bhutan, which entailed a multi-day trek camping at altitude, along with a visit to the iconic Tigers Nest Monastry. During the trip, Allan learnt much about the culture of this remote Himalayan kingdom, including their unique measurement of GNH (Gross National Happiness) as opposed to GDP, as the key measurement of national progress and wellbeing. To view Allan's talk, please click here
"Four Weeks on the Farm"
This was the Society's inaugural RAS Zoom talk, which took place on 27th April 2020. Agricultural Specialist Robert Miles presented what has been going on during this period of lockdown and gives those interested in the countryside a better understanding of the importance of the spring field work in the agricultural calendar. To view the talk, please click here